by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The gruesome murder in a hotel room of a Post-graduate student of University of lle lfe, who until his death was also the Director of Finance of a multi-national company by the hotel management is a must read.
The victim, Mr Timothy Adegoke Oludare, a Chartered Accountant, who resides in Abuja, FCT, travelled to Ile Ife to write his Master’s Degree exam when he was murdered in his hotel room where he lodged on the sad day, investigation has revealed.
“Some of us may be aware of the recent happening to one Timothy Adegoke Oludare, a Chartered Accountant and Director of Finance in one Multi-national Company in Abuja, who traveled down to Ile Ife to write his Master’s Degree exam but was murdered in his hotel room where he lodged.”
Report indicated that Mr Timothy Oludare came into Ife from Abuja on Friday, 5th, to write his exam on 6th and 7th November and return back on Sunday evening or Monday.
“As his usual coming on weekend for his Master’s program, he normally lodged at a hotel, named ‘Hilton and Resort Hotel’ in Ife, one of the prominent hotels in town’ and only to be declared missing by his wife and family when they could not reach him for 2 days.
“In the process of searching for him by the anti-kidnapping team from Osogbo, it was established that he lodged in Hilton Hotel and the hotel management murdered him at midnight, with evidence showing his body was wrapped with hotel blanket and bed sheet and buried at the upper side of the hotel in the Ife Dustbin Arena after some parts from his chest were removed; and reliable sources said that, that spot has been the burial ground for various victims.
Police investigation revealed that, “They demanded for his national Id Card from his family, but his wife was able to provide the earlier hotel receipt of Hilton where he used to lodge whenever he came for his weekend program.
“They visited the hotel, but the lady receptionist denied admitting the young guy into the hotel, but a transfer payment was traced to her account that Timothy paid for 2 nights in the hotel and receipt was issued to him.
“The manifest and receipt of the hotel was doctored with a page number receipt for Timothy that was removed from the booklet.
“The lady receptionist was supposed to close at 12 noon but called another staff to take over duty at 8am, that she had emergency call at Ejigbo. Her phone and Timothy’s phone was tracked to Ejigbo and eventually picked up by the Police. She then pleaded with the Police that she was ready to confess everything that happened. It was at her instance that all principal actors were mentioned and apprehended, including chairman of the hotel,” it stated.
Contrary to earlier report that an herbalist from Ejigbo was involved, “No, please. The Manager “4,” who is also one of the principal staffs of the hotel, is an Alfa/ritualist and probably been used by the chairman to carry out their evil plans. He had also confessed and is in Police net with 6 others,” it added.
“The lady also confessed that their Chairman, Prince Ramon Adedoyin, who happened to own Oduduwa University and Ife Polytechnic, had a hand in the brutal ritual killing, and he has been arrested and detained.
“The body of the man was exhumed and already taken to Ife Teaching Hospital for proper examination,” the statement stressed.
“Investigation is ongoing to establish more facts about the hotel and the University and Ife Polytechnic,” it stated.
It has, therefore, been advised by security that henceforth, “Whenever you arrive in any hotel, make sure you make a call at the reception lobby to let them know you are informing your family member or friends or colleagues about the hotel you are lodging in, the name and address and study the mood of the receptionist and other hotel workers around you.
“Make sure you obtain a receipt and immediately snap or scan the receipt and send to your family member, friend, or colleagues to show that you paid for a room and lodged there.
“If you are making transfer payment, kindly generate payment receipt, and scan same to your office, family, or friend.
“In the room, kindly check round the room very well before lying down; the doors, windows, mattress and under the bed, wardrobe, drawers, if any, the toilet wash hand-basin and seat, check the AC to be sure nothing is hiding inside the room.
“As you sleep, always make a call or contact to your close friend and family member that you are still there till next morning.
“When leaving the hotel, inform your family member and friends or colleagues that you are about to check out, and study your surrounding when checking out.
“Always call immediately you find yourself in an unfriendly situation in a hotel where you lodge, for security assistance,” it stated.